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Big and Beautiful ObelisksObelisks come in all sizes from diminutive to colossal. That’s one of the things that makes them fun to collect. A big and bold obelisk is truly a statement in a… Read More »
Posted November 16, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
OnlyObelisks.com Custom AwardWe are very proud to have made a custom obelisk design for Olana NY State Historic Park as awards that they give twice a year. Credit: Beth Schneck Photography C… Read More »
Posted October 9th, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks Make the ArtIt may be a little audacious to say that “obelisks make the art”, but I firmly believe that surrounding art with obelisks enhances the art, draws the eye, and fu… Read More »
Posted October 1, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Fresh & Bright Obelisk DecoratingSome might think that obelisks are classic, old fashioned, and out of date. Say not! Their shape is abstract and streamlined, and they can be very current and ve… Read More »
Posted August 30, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Designer profile: Bill Cook/Vermillion DesignsI discovered Bill Cook on Instagram, and now as a follower, I am struck by how many times I hit the heart button for his posts. He seems to have a penchant for o… Read More »
Posted August 3, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisk and Books Go TogetherIn the digital age, we are still drawn to rooms filled with books. They draw us to the shelves to tell us something about the owners – what do they read, w… Read More »
Posted June 11, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Make a Statement with Colossal Obelisks!Make a statement! - Colossal obelisks There’s nothing quite so impactful as a massive obelisk. They’re great for making use of a corner otherwise neglected or st… Read More »
Posted May 7, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks on AnimalsI love animals, so I love obelisks on animals! The decorative obelisks with animals take their inspiration from the originals in Italy. Minerva obelisk, Rome Pia… Read More »
Posted April 13, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Designer Profile - JM HowardDesigner Profile – James Michael Howard I first noticed the work of Jim Howard in Veranda, and, of course, it was the obelisks that caught my attention. James Ho… Read More »
Posted March 2, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
A decorator loves obelisks: Stephen SillsStephen Sills’ design projects provide a master class in how to use obelisks. He often incorporates a mix of classical urns, statues, and antiques, all in a sche… Read More »
Posted February 2, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
New Year – New Look – New Obelisk!As the new year comes, we make all kind of resolutions that we often don’t keep. Here’s one that’s easy to keep – freshen up your décor! It’s easy because you ca… Read More »
Posted January 02, 2018 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Holidays with ObelisksI can’t think of a present I would rather get than an obelisk! A single beautiful obelisk, a handsome pair, or maybe two that are mismatched but go together – an… Read More »
Posted November 29, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Designer Focus: Alexa HamptonAlexa Hampton has a great designing pedigree! As the daughter of Mark Hampton and lead designer for Mark Hampton by Alexa Hampton, she holds an influential place… Read More »
Posted October 30, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Decorator Focus: Scott SnyderI only recently came across the designer Scott Snyder via my Pinterest feed. He is clearly a designer who loves obelisks! Snyder is known for classical elegance,… Read More »
Posted October 13, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
The Decorated DeskEvery surface in your home deserves some form of decoration. None more than your desk! We spend many hours at our desks, working, playing, creating, and shopping… Read More »
Posted August 31, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Wonderful White Obelisks!If you’re looking for drama and impact, a pristine white obelisk will make a statement! Lorenzo Castillo The designer, Lorenzo Castillo, is a favorite of mine. I… Read More »
Posted August 2, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Decorating with Obelisks: Jean-Louis DeniotThe American Express Departures Magazine (July/August 2017) recently did a profile on Jean-Louis Deniot, and called him “the sought after Paris decorator”. And i… Read More »
Posted July 13, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Show your stripes….with obelisks!Stripes seem to stand out in any design. They are graphic and so very chic. Think Breton shirts for Summer, and your mind drifts to lazy days in Provence. In des… Read More »
Posted May 19, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Antique Pietra Dura Obelisks Make an Impact!How many times have you been to a museum or an antiques show and been mesmerized by an Italian pietra dura inlaid table. The intricate designs made all of marble… Read More »
Posted April 28, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Collecting ObelisksThose of us who love obelisks often can’t resist a new one! We can be enticed by a particularly interesting marble with fabulous veining, or beautiful malachite,… Read More »
Posted March 29, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisk Decorating Inspiration for SpringThe days are getting longer (even if the weather doesn’t always cooperate in March), and I am looking around my house for something fresh. I move around the furn… Read More »
Posted March 9, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Modern Mix with ObelisksI don't decorate with one style. I love to mix antiques with more modern pieces. I like Asian accents with Grand Tour classics. And I like elements of surprise! … Read More »
Posted February 1, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
A new year, a new obelisk!Maybe you’re feeling a bit gloomy in January. Or maybe you just want to freshen up your décor. Try moving around a few pieces of furniture and artwork, and add a… Read More »
Posted January 04, 2017 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Green with Envy - Malachite Obelisks!Green is my favorite color for just about anything, and that includes obelisks! Obelisks come in different green materials, but malachite is at the top of my lis… Read More »
Posted December 6, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
The Art of the Vignette with ObelisksDecorating one's home can often lie in the smallest details, and creating a vignette that is nothing more than a grouping of objects to delight the eye is a wond… Read More »
Posted November 3, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks Among ClassicsObelisks among Classics We know that obelisks are the classics! Starting with the Egyptians they are the very embodiment of what we consider classic, and the Rom… Read More »
Posted October 4, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Rock it with rock crystal obelisks!Rock crystal can mesmerize! Just let yourself be taken in by the occlusions. They are each unique, and rock crystal ranges from very clear where the occlusions s… Read More »
Posted August 29, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Console tables look better with obelisks!Console tables rarely have a functional role in a room. They serve as an element of decoration, and thus call out for a fabulous tableau of objects! They can be … Read More »
Posted August 1, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks in black & white!Who doesn’t love a graphic decorative element added to any décor, and black and white will go with everything! Je/Love Studio There’s a lots going on in this din… Read More »
Posted June 28, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks in ColorWhen adding decorative objects to a space, the choice of shape and color can be in contrast to the room color scheme, or can blend in and enhance it. I like both… Read More »
Posted June 1, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Buddha among obelisks!I have always loved to have Buddha statues in my home. A Buddha is serene and obelisks serve as a wonderful frame no matter what style of Buddha. Found on Pinter… Read More »
Posted May 19, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Classic design with obelisks!"A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy." - Juan Montoya This sums up what classic decorating is all… Read More »
Posted April 29, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Lorenzo Castillo – Inspired to decorate with obelisks!Lorenzo Castillo is a fabulous designer, and I love his use of decorative objects to give the room unique character. He leaves no surface undecorated, creating w… Read More »
Posted April 17, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Dreamy Creamy ObelisksWhether your décor is modern, traditional or an eclectic mix, a cream or white marble obelisk will add to your look. They can be a solid colored marble, or even … Read More »
Posted March 30, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Only Obelisks Designer Focus: Jorge EliasI have loved discovering the Brazilian designer Jorge Elias. I first saw his work in Architectural Digest and now follow him on Instagram. He often uses obelisks… Read More »
Posted February 24, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Go with Green – Malachite and Marble Obelisks!Green is my absolute favorite design color, and what better way to add some to your dé cor than with green obelisks. Malachite is the best for its richnes… Read More »
Posted January 29, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Crystal and Brass – Perfect Together!Rock crystal obelisks are sought after for their pure chic! They work anywhere. They are modern and classic, and the occlusions will hold your attention. Add som… Read More »
Posted January 18, 2016 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks Among Sculpture!Often when creating a classical tableau, the designer places obelisks in the mix for added effect. They fit so well since they are narrow and taller than most of… Read More »
Posted December 31, 2015 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Designer focus: Jean-Louis Deniot I love the designs of the French decorator Jean-Louis Deniot. The rooms are chic and welcoming, with hints of Art Deco, and always impressive. He uses cool neutr… Read More »
Posted November 30, 2015 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Take the Grand Tour – with ObelisksThe Grand Tour flourished as a custom from the mid-17th to the mid-19th century. Like modern day travelers, those taking the Grand Tour brought back souvenirs – … Read More »
Posted November 2, 2015 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Decorating with Metal ObelisksObelisks come in a wide range of materials – marbles, stones, crystals, porcelain, glass, and an array of metals, including brass and bronze. That’s one of thing… Read More »
Posted September 1, 2015 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Style Your Coffee Table with ObelisksIn your living room, library or den, your sofa or chair grouping probably has a coffee table in front of it. It’s a functional piece of furniture for placing dri… Read More »
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Obelisks make an entrance!Your entryway sets the stage for the rest of your home. It's the first place that your guests see when they come to visit. Even in a home without much of an entr… Read More »
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All about stripes – graphic obelisks!Obelisks draw the eye to them in any room they grace, but striped ones can really grab all the attention! A bold obelisk makes any tableau even better. Found on … Read More »
Posted March 4, 2015 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Up your table décor – add some obelisks!I was looking at Domaine Home and they had a piece “How to Make Your Dining Room Look More Expensive”, and what did it include but a dining table with a pair of … Read More »
Posted February 10, 2015 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Starting the New Year with Obelisks!What better way to start the New Year than to give your décor a little update with a new decorative piece – add an obelisk or two! Décor Design Rev… Read More »
Posted January 5, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Decorating with obelisks on PinterestThis last month has produced some wonderful obelisk finds on Pinterest!For one, I ran across the decor of Ann Pyne of McMillen Interior Design. I love her style … Read More »
Posted December 9, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Ellie Kravis loves obelisksI recently ran across some elegant interiors by Ellie Kravis of Cullman and Kravis. Kravis uses smart looking obelisks, of course, in many different ways! I… Read More »
Posted November 7, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Latest obelisks on PinterestJust enjoy some obelisks used in chic interiors that have been posted on Pinterest.NY apartment of Lisa & James Cohen. Paris Deco vibe & nice obelisk on … Read More »
Posted October 16, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Lorenzo Castillo - Decorating with obelisksLorenzo Castillo decorates sophisticated, cool, European interiors. I love his use of antiques with modern elements, and his use of color. The pair of marble and… Read More »
Posted September 4, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Timothy Corrigan - Decorating with ObelisksI love that Timothy Corrigan is passionate about obelisks. he likes big ones, small ones, marble, and striped.Here are two entryways. The top includes a tall cre… Read More »
Posted August 11, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks on Pinterest - Latest findsWhen I think I won't find anymore obelisks in decor, I find inspiration on Pinterest. The setting range in style, which demonstrates yet again that obelisks can … Read More »
Posted July 18, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks at Kips Bay!If it's May in New York, then it's time for the Kips Bay Decorator Showhouse. The New York Times highlighted some of the best rooms, and wouldn't you know it but… Read More »
Posted May 1, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
The art of the obelisk in English designSpring is finally here, even if the weather in the Northeast of the US does not quite match. I have been struck by the obelisks in English homes in recent decora… Read More »
Posted April 1, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Mirrored obelisksMirrored obelisks come in many sizes, and the mirrored surface is usually (if not always) etched with a decorative pattern. I think of mirrored obelisks as just … Read More »
Posted March 10, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisk accentsDecorative accents draw your eye to spaces adding depth to a room. They also complement the decorative scheme, whether it's a color scheme, or a style scheme. Ob… Read More »
Posted January 17, 2014 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
All I want for.... is an obelisk!Christmas is quickly approaching, and I can't think of a more inspired gift (even for yourself!) than an obelisk or two! Here are just a few ways that an obelisk… Read More »
Posted December 17, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Fall Newsletter - Obelisks in Classic & Modern DecorI have a keen eye for spotting obelisks in magazines and on Pinterest! I am struck by the range of interior styles in which you find obelisks. They might be crow… Read More »
Posted November 18, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Collecting obelisksFor lovers of obelisks, collecting can be a passion bordering on obsession! There are so many styles, and they can look great together.From the New York TimesAll… Read More »
Posted October 24, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Mixing up your obelisk collection!We often think of obelisks in pairs, but there is something to be said for a collection made of different sizes, materials, and styles for real interest. They ar… Read More »
Posted August 1, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Crystal obelisks so very sleek!I think any obelisk can work in contemporary decor, but there is no doubt that clear crystal looks very modern.All via HouzzClear obelisks almost seem like ghost… Read More »
Posted July 10, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Inspiration from obelisks - Tres chic!My eye is attuned to obelisks naturally! I feel like I see them in more places, and they always look chic.This latest set of pictures is mostly assembled from Pi… Read More »
Posted July 1, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Brass obelisksWhen I think of obelisks I most often conjure a marble, stone or rock crystal. But brass is not to be overlooked and has a handsome sort of appeal. I think libra… Read More »
Posted June 19, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
The perfect obelisks for 'masculine' decor!Of course I believe that obelisks fit in to any decorating scheme! But some obelisks seem to work their best in a smart decor of chic neutrals with patterns limi… Read More »
Posted May 28, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks in modern decor - Jeffers Design GroupJeffers Design Group designs clean modern interiors. Obelisks draw the eye, and add a classic but modern decorative element.I love the attention to decorati… Read More »
Posted April 25, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks in the Garden My focus is generally on decorative obelisks for interiors, but with Spring on it's way, I can see signs of life in the garden. Garden obelisks are classic… Read More »
Posted April 11, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks on bookshelvesBookshelves are the perfect place to display art and objects. I particularly like mixing books and objects for the best effect. Obelisks are natural for this!Via… Read More »
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Robert Couturier loves obelisks!Robert Couturier is one of those classic and fabulously chic interior designers. My eye often stops when looking through magazines or Pinterest on a wonderful ro… Read More »
Posted March 1, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Crystal clear obelisks - minimalist and chic!I love obelisks, and so started a business selling them (Only Obelisks). A friend asked me early on 'Do I need an obelisk?' I had to stop for a minute because I … Read More »
Posted February 12, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Show your stripes - graphic marble obelisks!Specimen marble obelisks come in all kinds of combinations, but it's the striped ones that I love for their graphic, modern look.Designer: Timothy CorriganI like… Read More »
Posted January 7, 2013 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Jean-Louis Deniot loves obelisks!When I opened the January issue of Architectural Digest I fell in love with the Paris apartment designed by the decorator, Jean-Louis Deniot. As I looked in to m… Read More »
Posted December 17, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Big and bold obelisksWe mostly think of obelisks sitting on mantels, tables, and desks, but for those wanting to make a real statement with their obelisks, there are some colossal on… Read More »
Posted December 5, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks for the holidays!Obelisks make wonderful gifts. If you have a special friend who loves design, an obelisk or two will fit in to their design scheme - somewhere!The top photo is f… Read More »
Posted November 21, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Stylish David HicksDavid Hicks' 60's style is on the return. His use of patterns, colors, and obelisks (!) has proven to be timeless. He knew that obelisks are modern and classic a… Read More »
Posted November 6, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Jaime Parlade decorates with obelisks!I ran across a spread in the World of Interiors of the home of a well known Spanish decorator, Jaime Parlade. I always have radar for obelisks in decor, but also… Read More »
Posted October 23, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
J. Randall Powers Loves ObelisksThe latest issue (November) of Architectural Digest includes a spread on the Houston home of the interior designer, J. Randall Powers. I love his use of color, a… Read More »
Posted October 9, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Funky obelisks!Obelisks come in all shapes, sizes and materials. On Pinterest I found a few that would not grace my home, but gave me a smile.All images from  PinterestIn … Read More »
Posted October 7, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Summer Newsletter - Specimen marble obelisksWe shared the following with those on our Only Obelisks mailing list. Specimen marble obelisks probably first came about as a souvenir of the Grand Tour, al… Read More »
Posted August 15, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks found on PinterestI occasionally do a search for obelisks on Pinterest. Found some wonderful photos.I love the variety of sizes, styles and materials. All these are on tables, whi… Read More »
Posted August 8, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks decorate the table!A coffee table is not just for coffee, but a design element in your room. Use it to display a few decorative objects for loads more interest.Via Haus Design blog… Read More »
Posted July 25, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisk Inspirations via Splendid Sass!There is a blog I enjoy - Splendid Sass. There have been a few obelisk sightings lately that I thought I'd share with you:  Designer: Mary McDonald via… Read More »
Posted June 20, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
British Excitement2012 really is the year of Britain. The Queen's Diamond Jubilee brings out the best in the Brits - pomp and circumstance! Then, there's the Summer Olympics too.I… Read More »
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Spanish decor with obelisks - Lorenzo CastilloIn March I posted some photos from Elle Decor of a home decorated by the Spanish designer Lorenzo Castillo - Elegant obelisks in Spain. His web site reveals… Read More »
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Eberlein DesignsWe went on a wonderful house tour with Barbara Eberlein in Philadelphia. She is a decorator of high end homes, and she took us to see several that she resto… Read More »
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Spring NewsletterPerhaps the obelisks most preferred by decorators are made of rock crystal. They work anywhere, anytime. They refract the light, and enhance any space.  &nb… Read More »
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Obelisks in RomeWe were in Rome last week. I was so inspired with the Roman's passion for obelisks. Of course, they got the real thing from Egypt. Just thought I'd share a view … Read More »
Posted April 17, 2012 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Tribeca loft living with obelisks!The April issue of House Beautiful includes a fabulous Tribeca loft designed by the decorator Steven Sclaroff.House Beautiful - Designer: Steven SclaroffIn one o… Read More »
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Elegant obelisks in SpainIn the April issue of Elle Decor (US) the theme is 'A World of Style'. I am always excited to see obelisks used around the world in great design. The issue profi… Read More »
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Timothy Corrigan does it again with obelisks!I was thrilled to open my latest Architectural Digest and see the home of the designer Timothy Corrigan. He is a decorator who loves obelisks, and as you would e… Read More »
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Obelisk simplicityObelisks can be made of many materials. The simplest and most modern is probably made of glass or rock crystal. The absence of color allows the shape to speak fo… Read More »
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Malachite obelisks jazz up the room!Green is by far my favorite color, so the current issue of House Beautiful pushes all the right buttons. It's title is "All About Green"! There are green pa… Read More »
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Only Obelisks January 2012 E-NewsletterI thought I'd post our first E-Newsletter! If you want to be on our Only Obelisks email list for newsletters and new products, please sign up at the store websit… Read More »
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Obelisks in contemporary decorObelisks are sleek and chic! They works easily in contemporary decor as demonstrated by some leading interior designers. Eric Cohler decorates gorgeous spaces. I… Read More »
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Unusual obelisksObelisks take many forms from the classical designs based on the originals in Egypt to the fanciful and exotic. In the 19th century they were bought as souvenirs… Read More »
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Michael S. Smith and the Classic Interior - with obelisks!Obelisks are classic. It doesn't mean that they only work in classic interiors (as this blog demonstrates), but they ALWAYS make an interior classic!Who better t… Read More »
Posted December 9, 2011 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Brazilian stylesetter loves obelisksWhen I opened my latest issue of Elle Decor I was thrilled to see the fabulous Sao Paulo apartment of 'stylesetter' Fabrizio Rollo. It's full of fabulous fabrics… Read More »
Posted November 29, 2011 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Italian style with obelisks in NaplesIn this month's issue of Architectural Digest there is a profile of an apartment in Naples designed by Laura Sartori Rimini and Roberto Peregalli, partners in St… Read More »
Posted November 10, 2011 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Obelisks in the contemporary bedroomThe priority in decorating a bedroom is to crate a tranquil space. We spend a third of our lives at least in our bedrooms, so it needs to be beautiful and a spac… Read More »
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Grouping obelisksWe often think of obelisks in pairs, but a group of obelisks of different styles and shapes can be even more interesting. If you collect obelisks, this is a grea… Read More »
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Working obelisksMy desk has several decorative objects on it along with some family photos, all of which make me happy when I sit down to work. I, or course, have an obelisk as … Read More »
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Mixing it up obelisk decoratingObelisks are so fun to collect. They need not be pairs, but work well mixed together in different sizes and styles. This designer is almost an example of 'you ca… Read More »
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Ashford marble obelisksWe were in London recently and were taken by Ashford black marble obelisks. The ones you find are mostly mid to late 19th century and inlaid with floral and geom… Read More »
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Obelisks in the dining roomDining rooms are used mostly at night. When thinking about the decorative scheme, the effect of lighting and adding drama should be among the guiding principles.… Read More »
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Smart design with obelisksJust when I think I will find no more design photos with obelisks, I stumble on some that grab my attention. It's not just about the obelisks - It's about the ov… Read More »
Posted September 8, 2011 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
Designers who love obelisks - Anne Coyle InteriorsAnne Coyle's interiors have a modern vibe influenced by the cool 1960's. She uses obelisks to great decorative effect in her wonderful designs. Here she uses a p… Read More »
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Jamie Creel, Marco Scarani and their obelisks!Jamie Creel and Marco Scarani decorated their  fabulous Paris apartment with classic flair.    Photos via Elle DecorThe Paris apartment of Jamie C… Read More »
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Obelisks in contemporary designsObelisks are classic, but modern at the same time. They are sleek by design, and choosing one or a pair that fits a contemporary room will present lots of option… Read More »
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Inspired by David Hicks styleDavid Hicks was an icon of 1960's and 1970's decorating. His style continues to influence today. Designer: David HicksThe graphic carpet and the dark lacque… Read More »
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Obelisk InspirationsObelisks bring a classic look anywhere they are added.curry15 via FlikrThis house in London has a classic vibe with the obelisks and sphinxes flanking the entryw… Read More »
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Decorators who seem to love obelisks: Miles ReddAs I look for ideas for this blog and my Auction Decorating blog, I am often attracted to the decorating of Miles Redd. It's luxurious, a little unexpected, and … Read More »
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Obelisks are everywhere!Obelisks are everywhere! You can't go wrong placing a pair on a mantel, on a shelf, or on a table. If you want to mix up your decorating look a bit, move them ar… Read More »
Posted July 18, 2011 | Filed under All Posts | Comments (0) | Read Full Article
More obelisks on mantelsDesigner: Alexa HamptonIt need not take much to finish decorating the fireplace mantel other than adding a pair of obelisks. Alexa Hampton uses a very chic pair … Read More »
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Obelisks work anywhere!Adding an obelisk in any room adds interest.Elle Decor - Designer: Susan ForristalIn this comfortable family room designed by Susan Forristal, she adds a single … Read More »
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London loves obelisks!We were in London, and wandered down Kings Road to visit antiques and decorative objects shops we like. It seemed that obelisks were everywhere!These fabulous Ru… Read More »
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Obelisks as lampsObelisks make great lamps. It's a classic shape, and subtle details can make all the difference.Canadian House and Home - Designer: Betsy BurnhamThis hallway set… Read More »
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Obelisks 'at work'Where we work should be welcoming and have as much consideration as to decoration as the rest of the house. If you work from home some or part of the time, your … Read More »
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For chic console display, add an obelisk!Obelisks are the perfect pieces to add to as table vignette. It might be an entryway, or a table against the wall in a living or dining room. Add a pair of obeli… Read More »
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Obelisks in the bedroomSince obelisks add instant chic, why not include them in the bedroom.Both photos Designer Timothy CorriganIn these very different bedrooms designer Timothy Corri… Read More »
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Obelisks in the entrywayCreating an inviting entryway sets the tone for those entering your home. An entry need not be large, just well thought out. Obelisks set on a table are a great … Read More »
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Big obelisks for a big statement!Obelisks come in many sizes and materials. Some obelisks are four feet and more.  These may not be for everyone, but they make a real statement in your desi… Read More »
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Obelisks on mantelsOne of the most classic ways to use obelisks is on your mantel piece. They just naturally go there! House Beautiful - Designer: Paolo MoschinoThis is the cl… Read More »
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Obelisks are great in the living room!Living rooms are natural places for obelisks. You see them on mantels all the time, but they look great as simple but chic decoration. Designer: David Hicks… Read More »
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Obelisks in classic designClassic decorating often includes obelisks, as well as other 'grand tour' mementos.Nicky Haslam DesignThe designer Nicky Haslam includes various obelisks and dec… Read More »
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Obelisks in the dining roomObelisks add a stately element to the dining room, whether on the side board, on a mantel, or on the dining table.Architectural Digest - Designer: Michael S. Smi… Read More »
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Obelisks in the gardenObelisks look fabulous in the garden. Think stone or metal. They provide a focal point or a grand entrance.  In this London garden, the garden designer Xa T… Read More »
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Obelisk tableauI love the decorator Phoebe Howard who works under a name of Mrs. Howard. Here is a simple obelisk that flanks the mirror with a classical bust on the other side… Read More »
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Decorating with obelisksDecorative obelisks are so simple, but add SO much chic to your decor instantly. They are architectural, and can be made of materials that add even more interest… Read More »
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